The following article was contributed by the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Seoul for publication by The Korea Post media, publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985.—Ed.
On May 7-8, the festival “Boysun Bahori”, the long-awaited holiday of the renewal of nature, national traditions and folklore will start in the mountain village of Padang in Boysun district, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
Сurrently, the festival is being thoroughly prepared in cooperation with the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Surkhandarya region county executive and a number of other organizations in the Surkhandarya region.
In accordance with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan “on the organization and holding measures of the International Folklore Festival “Boysun Bahori” on February 7, 2022, more than 200 representatives folklore communities operating in our country will participate in the traditional festival, demonstrating the traditions of clothing, songs and folklore specific to their territory.
The holding of the prestigious festival in the District of Boysun has unique value, deep meaning and rich intangible cultural heritage, this is due to the fact that in 2001 the cultural heritage of Boysun was registered by UNESCO as “the Pearl of the oral and intangible heritage of mankind”. In May 2002, the first open Folklore Festival of people's artists of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan was held in Khushmanzara district.
The festival, which combines unique national values and traditions, features national competitions in wrestling, kite competition, chillak, ulak kupkari, competitions and other folk games.
At the end of the festival, the winners of the best folklore and ethnographic teams, sports and folk games will be awarded.